At about 9 p.m. Thursday, a fire destroyed a vacant two-story house in Alton and caused minor damage to surrounding houses, according to authorities.
The fire ignited in the 1200 block of West 9th Street and could be seen from a distance, KMOV reported.
The Riverbender reported that when firefighters arrived on scene, the house was already engulfed in flames.
There were no injuries reported as of Friday morning.
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Investigators are looking into the cause of the fire, the Riverbender reported.